Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492232562

Category:

Page: 585

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics

The Money That Made Mexico and the United States

Author: Tatiana Seijas,Jake Frederick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265213

Category: History

Page: 196

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics traces the linked history of the new nations of Mexico and the United States from the 1770s to the 1860s. Tatiana Seijas and Jake Frederick highlight the common challenges facing both countries in their early decades of independence by exploring the creation of coin money. The remarkable story begins when both countries chose the Spanish piece of eight (silver coin) as their monetary standard. The authors examine how each nation instituted its own currency, designed coins to represent its national ideals, and then spent decades trying to establish the legitimacy of its money. Readers learn about the creation and circulation of money through the stories of a banker in Philadelphia, a Mexican general in Texas, a surveyor in Sonora, and others. The focus on individuals provides an engaging window into the economic history of Mexico and the United States. Seijas and Frederick show how the creation of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos paralleled these countries’ efforts to establish enduring political and economic systems, illustrating why these nations closed the nineteenth century on very different historical trajectories.

Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153510

Category: Batavia (Ship)

Page: 446

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Der reichste Mann von Babylon

Author: George Samuel Clason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607968566

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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George S. Clason veroffentlichte sie Der reichste Mann von Babylon und verpackte darin seine personlichen Einsichten zum Thema Geld. Die sind nach wie vor aktuell. Wie man zu Geld kommt, es vermehrt und behalt. Das klassisch-unterhaltsame Buch uber den gekonnten Umgang mit Geld."

635 Tage im Eis

Die Shackleton-Expedition -

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641211050

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1379

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Am Anfang steht der Plan von der erstmaligen Durchquerung des weißen Kontinents. Doch das gewaltige Naturwunder Antarktis wird im Jahr 1915 für die Crew der 'Endurance' zur Hölle aus Eis. Beharrlich verfolgt Expeditionsleiter Sir Ernest Shackleton bald nur noch ein Ziel: 28 Männer lebend wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzubringen. Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Irrfahrt ans Ende der Welt. "Gebt mir Scott als wissenschaftlichen Expeditionsleiter ..., gebt mir Amundsen für eine störungsfreie und effiziente Polar-Expedition, aber wenn sich das Schicksal gegen euch verschworen zu haben scheint, dann fallt auf die Knie und betet um Shackleton."

Flutkatastrophe 1634

Natur, Geschichte, Dichtung

Author: Boy Hinrichs,Albert Panten,Guntram Riecken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: North Friesland (Germany : Region)

Page: 107

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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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